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Governor Moore Announces $5.8 Million in Grant Awards for Maryland Nursing Programs

Governor Wes Moore announced that nine Maryland nursing programs will receive $5.8 million to help address the state’s nursing shortage. The FY24 Competitive Institutional Grant funding includes one-year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and planning grants to get more students out of the classroom and into the workforce. “This funding will create positive and lasting change in the way we educate both our nursing students and faculty, while also addressing the nursing shortage in Maryland,” said Gov. Moore. “The grants allow for new and innovative ideas that will continue to develop and expand health care opportunities in Maryland, which will positively impact our workforce and the state’s economy.” During the FY24 application process, the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Nurse Support Program II application process considered innovative opportunities to integrate proven statewide programs and develop strategic partnerships. The final outcomes of this year’s awards emphasized how the proposal supported both national and state initiatives, including: Planning for a PhD in Nursing Education Program at the oldest HBCU in Maryland to increase the number of PhD-prepared nursing faculty teaching in Maryland; Building a sustainable nurse-managed health center to increase quality clinical opportunities for registered nurses and nurse practitioner students in the state; Increasing […]

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